Lake Charles, Louisiana
Located in the southwest corner of Louisiana, or the heel of the boot if you will, sits Lake Charles, Louisiana. Nestled between Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River, this southern city offers as much in the way of culture as it does in industry. Lake Charles is the home to several major industrial companies ranging from Turner Industries to Westlake Chemical to Citgo, and more. While these companies help to fuel the economy in southwest Louisiana, there is much more to life on the Lake.
Gaming makes Lake Charles a destination for visitors from all over Louisiana, Texas, and beyond. With options like L’Auberge, Golden Nugget, and Isle of Capri, there are options for everyone that include beautiful hotels, spas, and world-class golf courses.
Lake Charles is Louisiana through and through, and that is evident by the food, music, and festivities that are available across Calcasieu Parish. Whether it’s going to Lake Charles’ annual Louisiana Pirate Festival, exploring the Creole Nature Trail, taking in the wide variety of live music, including Cajun / Zydeco, or dining along the river or on Ryan St., there is always something to do, see, or eat.
Here are a few of the many things to do and see in Lake Charles: